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5 Amazing Health Benefit of Watermelon

Written by Theresa Mbanefo

                        

Just a mere bite on this edible fruit will reveal that the fruit is mostly made up water about 92%,but do not be surprised that this fruit is soaked with nutrients.

Each bite has significant levels of vitamins A, B6, and C, leucopene, antioxidants and amino acids.

It also contains a judicious amount of potassium.

This edible fruit rich in nutrients contains little or no fat and few kilograms of calories per cup.

Foods that are rich in amino acids and antioxidants allow your body to function properly.

According to the national watermelon promotion board “Watermelon is leucopene leader”

This actually means that watermelon is the leucopene leader among fresh fruits and vegetables.

Lecopene is a carotenoid that gives watermelon its red color, and it is only available in few other fruits including tomatoes.

Leucopene is a powerful antioxidant.

To increase your leucopene intake let your watermelon to ripe fully.

The redder your watermelon gets, the higher the concentration of leucopene becomes.

 

Health benefits

The health benefits of watermelon are numerous to mention, and so for this section we shall be examining the 5 amazing health benefits of watermelon and this benefits includes;

  1. Anti-inflammatory properties
  2. Hydration
  3. It aids digestion
  4. Skin and hair benefits
  5. It improves heart health                                                                                                                                   1.Anti-inflammatory properties:

The presence of leucopene in watermelon makes it an anti-inflammatory fruit.

This is because leucopene is an inhibitor for various inflammatory processes and also walks as an antioxidant to eliminate and neutralize free radicals in the body.

  1. Hydration:

Eating fruits or food that has high water content helps to keep your body hydrated as much as drinking water does.

Watermelon is made up of almost 95% water.

A good combination of water and fiber shows you are eating a good volume of food without a lot of calories and this keeps the body hydrated.

  1. It aids digestion:

Watermelon contains fibers, which aids and encourages healthy digestion of food and also helps good bowel movement.

  1. Skin and hair benefits:

    Watermelon contains vitamin A. The good thing about vitamin A is that it is good for the body and just one cup of watermelon contains one-quarter of your daily vitamin A intake.

Vitamin A keeps the skin and hair moisturized, as well as encouraging the growth and production of new collagen and elastin cells.

  1. It improves heart health:

Over the years heart diseases have become one of the major causes of death worldwide.

People who have heart issues are always advised to be conscious of their lifestyle most especially diet, this is because lifestyle factors can either lower or increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes by reducing or increasing blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

Nutrients contained in watermelon have special benefits for heart health.

Leucopene which is the one major content of watermelon has been suggested by studies to be able to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

If leucopene can lower blood pressure to normal then it’s really important for heart health.

             What you need to know

Watermelon is a very healthy food rich in nutrients that are very nutritious and also important for your health.

It has high water content which helps keep your body hydrated.

It also contains leucopene which is both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative.

Then finally if you really want to avoid fruits rich in calories then watermelon is for you.

It’s also perfect for your health.

Have a bite today!

 

 

 

About the author

Theresa Mbanefo

Mbanefo Theresa is a creative and enthusiastic healthcare professional who takes delight in safeguarding your health for you through her insightful and informative health articles and update.

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